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Title: Can you touch type?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on November 14, 2020, 07:53:23 PM
Pardon the random poll. Just trying to get a feel how prevalent it is on DDF.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: ExGingi on November 14, 2020, 07:55:31 PM
Pardon the random poll. Just trying to get a feel how prevalent it is on DDF.

Hebrew and English but not the number row. And it might be one of the reasons I dislike touch/on screen keyboards.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on November 14, 2020, 07:58:06 PM
Hebrew and English but not the number row. And it might be one of the reasons I dislike touch/on screen keyboards.

Nice! How did you learn to do it?
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: Pad18 on November 14, 2020, 08:06:21 PM
Hebrew and English and French.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: ExGingi on November 14, 2020, 08:07:59 PM
Nice! How did you learn to do it?

I used a booklet with Hebrew practice lessons on a typewriter when I was in Yeshiva. English just came naturally.

I recently hired an assistant and I needed him to be able to type Hebrew too. I can ask him what he used (something online), he seemed to have picked it up well quite fast.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: ExGingi on November 14, 2020, 08:10:52 PM
Hebrew and English and French.

French AZERTY?

Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on November 14, 2020, 08:18:03 PM
I used a booklet with Hebrew practice lessons on a typewriter when I was in Yeshiva. English just came naturally.

I recently hired an assistant and I needed him to be able to type Hebrew too. I can ask him what he used (something online), he seemed to have picked it up well quite fast.

I'm really interested in English. So far I've found typing.com but wondering if it's actually going to teach me something.

My line of work doesn't involve a ton of typing, but I'm looking to increase my accuracy.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: AsherO on November 14, 2020, 09:47:12 PM
French AZERTY?

Better than the Croatian QWERTZ (the Z and Y are swapped 🙃)

Annoying when you and a Croatian colleague both log onto a remote server using credentials that contain either a Y or a Z.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: Pad18 on November 14, 2020, 09:49:06 PM
French AZERTY?

Yup
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: AsherO on November 14, 2020, 09:51:49 PM
Do you have to have your left hand on ASDF and right hand on JKL; to touch type?

I can type blindly and reliably both on mobile and standard keyboard, but I donít do it the professional way. My speed once Iím warmed up is nothing special, probably 50-60 WPM if I had to guess.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: yesitsme on November 14, 2020, 09:59:38 PM
My finger always type fasle don't know why
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: ExGingi on November 14, 2020, 10:06:21 PM
French AZERTY?

When I posted the question I thought it could be confusing to switch, but on second thought I guess it's a non issue when touch typing, just like different location for punctuation in Hebrew and English keyboard. It only becomes an issue when using hunt and peck typing, not while touch typing.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on November 14, 2020, 10:40:43 PM
Do you have to have your left hand on ASDF and right hand on JKL; to touch type?

I can type blindly and reliably both on mobile and standard keyboard, but I donít do it the professional way. My speed once Iím warmed up is nothing special, probably 50-60 WPM if I had to guess.

Interesting Ė how many fingers do you use?
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: whYME on November 14, 2020, 11:21:18 PM
I cannot.
Primarily because I'm too fat for it, it's painful for me to hold my hands in position on a normal keyboard. (I recently got an ergonomic keyboard with the two halves angled outward, so that solves the main problem, but I haven't had much time since then to learn to type.)
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: aygart on November 14, 2020, 11:26:02 PM
The main thing is simply to place your fingers on the right keys and practice.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: AsherO on November 15, 2020, 11:19:05 PM
Interesting Ė how many fingers do you use?

Not sure, Iím not actually paying attention, but probably all 10 on a keyboard and my thumbs on mobile.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: Yo ssi on November 15, 2020, 11:26:50 PM
I cannot.
With such an attitude  :)

There are professional piano players with chubby hands.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: ah giten on November 15, 2020, 11:34:42 PM
The way I learned it... Even though I still have a way to go.

Just force yourself not to look at the keyboard. You'll get the hang of it sooner or later.

I can do Hebrew and English.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: Yo ssi on November 15, 2020, 11:37:35 PM
Just force yourself not to look at the keyboard. You'll get the hang of it sooner or later.
And never jump back to your older faster method. Even especially for that 'one small line'
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: ExGingi on November 15, 2020, 11:57:39 PM
With such an attitude  :)

There are professional piano players with chubby hands.

It didn't sound like chubby hands was the issue, but rather having to hold them close together coming from relatively wide apart, hence the ergonomic keyboard solution.

On my desktop I've been using ergonomic keyboards for as long as I can remember.
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: YitzyS on November 16, 2020, 01:22:49 AM
Yes. I can touch type pretty rapidly in English, and at a slowish but manageable speed in Hebrew. However, most of my typing involves thinking first, so I am generally slowed by my brain.

(My brain works extremely quickly. I just usually type really, really smart stuff, so even my quick brain takes time to perfect the words of wisdom that I impart. Oh, and did I mention my superior humility?)
Title: Re: Can you touch type?
Post by: whYME on November 16, 2020, 08:47:30 AM
It didn't sound like chubby hands was the issue, but rather having to hold them close together coming from relatively wide apart, hence the ergonomic keyboard solution.
Exactly.